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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

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    I lost my best friend

    and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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    This pain that I live with.

    It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut again, but how can you stop doing something you love? It's mentally draining. The billion times I worry about my scars or cuts...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    3 Months

    I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence, but i told a councilor at school. She got me help and i havent hurt myself in almost 3 months. It was a lot...
    childcalledit childcalledit 22-25, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    I Am One of You

    I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so much pain i still do the hurting thing becalse i know how to hide what i do to my self but not as much now mine...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Because I Forgot.

    I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my scars. I forgot how much time it consumes. I forgot that it solves nothing. I forgot that it's an endless cycle of pain...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    I was once a monster with only blood on my mind

    u were my best friend that helped me feel alive u made me see that I was not a killer but a lover so u cut ur name into my sick it hurt but I loved it Cuz it meant I was urs then u left me Cuz started to be normal but before u left u cut ur name on my heart that pain kills me I...
    vice13 vice13 16-17 Feb 1, 2015

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    Maybe One Day

    I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it someway and i sometimes it feels good. If that makes any sense at all. But I'm hoping i can learn to express my...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    RELENTLESSLY HAUNTED by every instance of poor judgement or just common errors. Can't turn my mind off, I just relive every single moment! Even ones looong forgotten by people who...
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    i am always working on myself whether it's physically, emotionally or mentally. Everyday i continue to find something that i can work on. Something that could be done in a day...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I havent felt this bad about myself in a really long time... I need to hurt myself so bad. I honestly want to kill myself I feel so bad. I'm stupid and **** everything up. I'm no...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I've gone two months without hurting myself. I've been happy, my anxiety is down, and I haven't even thought about hurting myself. Yesterday I colored my hair and got some dye on...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Dear everyone, You all told me not to, I did anyway... Sorry.
    AmiraMyx AmiraMyx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    For some f*cking odd reason I always attract submissive males (not extremist subs, but the kind of guys who do whatever you say. No independent passion. And I'm sorry if I'm using...
    Maricopa Maricopa 18-21 4 Responses Jan 26

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    I want to cut myself. I think I actually will this time...
    AmiraMyx AmiraMyx 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    like for ***** sake, why I am always the one who "listens&gives advice"? Why I am always the one who "tolerates to another person"? I am sick of it. Do you know how I feel, do you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26

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    No I don't mean emotionally, I mean physically. I keep hurting myself and most of the time I don't know what the hell I did. Like I wake up one day and i find a small cut or bruise...
    Randomness46 Randomness46 22-25, M Jan 25

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    I found this article on the internet and i found it very useful. I can never understand if I love myself enough, even if I am a very self confident woman (yes, the two things can...
    ellaison ellaison 22-25, F Jan 24

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    You have no empathy, you being in this house makes me want to kill myself, if I'm sad you keep making me feel worse
    Haris114 Haris114 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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